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The Secret to English Fluency – The IELTS Fluency Formula

The Fluency Formula – the simple secret to fluency in English. I want to share with you 3 easy steps to speaking fluently – just like this.

I won’t lie, it needs time and practice… …but it is incredibly simple!

The IELTS Fluency Formula
1. Repeat
2. Substitute
3. Make it true

So we use this with a phrase or a CHUNK of language that you cannot yet use fluently.

So, for example, let’s take the chunk

‘I’d rather go to Paris’

1. Repeat

So, first you listen to a good model, and repeat the phrase.

This is simple muscle practice!

Find a chunk whilst listening to something. If you found a chunk whilst reading, you will need to find a good audio model. If you have a teacher, get them to record several chunks you are working on.
This is what I do for my students.

2. Substitute

Now, you repeat several times, but changing the ending.

This builds flexibility.


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I’d rather go to Paris
I’d rather go to London
I’d rather go to the cinema
I’d rather go home

3. Make it true

Now, you repeat all the above phrases, but make it true for you (i.e. tell the truth).

This makes you think and so connect thinking with muscle flexibility.

Basically, this is fluency.

So, for me, I might say…

I’d rather go to Paris
I’d rather not go to London
I’d rather go to the cinema
I’d rather go out

That’s it.

Now do it with lots of chunks.

Practice 5 minutes a day.

Maybe after you brush your teeth in the morning. 💡

Of course, this on its own, will not make you fluent… …but it is a great study technique that will bring amazing results. Go and try it out.

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English Speaking Success is designed to help you speak better English, give better answers and get a higher score on the IELTS Speaking test. It has IELTS Speaking TIPS, RESOURCES, LESSONS and sample answers. It is run by Keith O'Hare, owner of the Keith Speaking Academy. Click the link in the video to view Keiths channel on youtube or Click Here to view Keiths website

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